As you can see by the masthead above, our newsletter now has a name: Volunteer Voices, suggested by Sonia Hazan, a member of our Communications Committee. Our thanks to all the volunteers who responded to our “Name this Newsletter Contest” with creative, thoughtful ideas.

Volunteer Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2019

Welcome! 

Hope & Cope is proud to introduce the first issue of this newsletter – by and for volunteers – that will be sent three times a year. Researched and written by the volunteers of the Communications Committee, with the input and supervision of Hena Kon, Communications Specialist at Hope & Cope, it responds to a need that many of you identified in the 2017 Volunteer Survey. In each issue, you will find information about upcoming and past events, resources and programs provided by Hope & Cope, education tips, volunteer profiles and the latest news from the Volunteer Management Council. But, we also need your input to find a name for this newsletter. We invite you to enter our “Name the Volunteer Newsletter” contest for your chance to receive a special gift. The winning title will be announced in the October issue. You may suggest as many titles in English or French as you wish! Please forward your suggestions to hopeandcopecommunique@jgh.mcgill.ca

Volunteer Management Council Update – September 2019

By Ida Teoli Council members have been very busy throughout the summer working on numerous important files and I would like to mention two in particular. The first is the Volunteer Manual which has been updated and improved by the Training Committee. This new version...

Upcoming Events

From a palliative care training workshop for future volunteers to an uplifting holiday concert by our Voices of Hope Choir to a young adult cancer winter retreat and much more, there's a lot to look forward to in the next few months! Palliative Care Training beginning...

Volunteer Profile: Jacques Eddé, a force of nature

By Guy Djandji Jacques Eddé was a 24 year-old law student when he was diagnosed with cancer - Hodgkin’s, stage three. He underwent surgery just one week after writing his bar exam for admission to the legal profession, and then from May to October 2008, endured six...

Volunteer Recognition Brunch hits all the right notes

The Volunteer Recognition Committee promised something different this time around, and they delivered in a big way! Guests were treated to music by cellist and medical student Zhou Fang, and buffet tables overflowing with delicious and hearty brunch fare. The festive...

Self-Care Day for Volunteers “Pays it Forward”

By Mariam Bowen The excitement was palpable as 45 volunteers gathered in the yoga room at the Wellness Centre to spend the day with Dr. Rob Rutledge. It was the morning of June 4th, 2019, the start of a Self-Care Day for volunteers, with a “Skills for Wellness...

Volunteer Profile : Alice Lehrer

Many paths lead to volunteering By Sonia Hazan You start with a small commitment…and want more! Hope & Cope Board member Alice Lehrer always admired this wonderful organization of ours and this, from the first years when Sheila Kussner and a handful of committed...

Past Events Roundup

It’s been an exciting summer and fall, with volunteers front and centre at many Hope & Cope events. Cancer survivors were treated to a Comedy Show on July 25th featuring some of the hottest names in standup comedy who generously shared their time and their...

The Rolling Stones Club

By Suzanne Asselin There are many different ways to face cancer diagnosis and treatment. Among its wide variety of activities that offer respite to cancer patients, Hope & Cope’s Wellness Centre offers jewellery-making workshops twice per month. As soon as they...

Volunteers in the News

Congratulations to Mona Wizenberg, Hope & Cope peer mentor, who was interviewed on the subject of Cancer and Anxiety for a podcast called Your Health. These podcasts are produced by the Communications Department of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. You can watch...

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Recognition Brunch – Sunday, October 6th Mark this date in your calendars and be sure to join us for this wonderful get-together honouring you, our incredible volunteers! Whether you have been with us for many years or are new to the family, we hope to see...